Hoooweeee you guys, I didn’t mean to disappear for this long! But after I announced my awesome Bella Aura Skincare Giveaway(which btw, there’s still time to enter), I got SICK.
Not just a little sick, A LOT SICK. It’s been almost 2 weeks, and I’m still not back at 100%. My nose is still plugged. But the thing I’m really angry about, is that I had started spinning before I got sick and my ass was just getting used to the bike seat! Now I’ll have to get it all toughened up again… son of a SPOKE… Oh well, next week I’ll be back at the gym. I feel so sluggish not being able to exercise for almost 2 weeks now.
Terry bought me some chocolate covered strawberries last week when I was sick. My favourite treat! He’s so sweet-whenever he sees them no matter where we are, he’ll buy some for me.
Speaking of treats, I got a care package from Larie @eyeheartit!
She knits me a hat every year and I LOVE them. And she threw in some skincare and chocolate too-she knows me all too well! Thank you my friend!
My favourite TV show, Downton Abbey ended a couple of weeks ago. And I’m STILL SO SAD you guys.
The KSPS Public Station used my Tweet on TV! It was kind of cool to see my tweet on TV, I have to say.
And then…our TV BROKE.
And of course the warranty ended in August…motherEFFERS…
We just got another LED TV, even though they are really pushing 4K TVs right now, and there isn’t even a lot of 4K content around. And until they start digging the ground up and putting fibre optic cables to homes, we won’t REALLY get true 4K anyways. I hate TV technology-there’s a lot of BS around it. Good thing I have a hubby that works in the biz to sort through the crap.
Being sick doesn’t mean that I didn’t buy any makeup though!
Picked up these two Essence Hidden Stories products at Shoppers on a trip to get some NyQuil.
They are both that spongey, mousse texture which I like. And man they are GOOD. That highlighter is amazing over cheekbones when wearing a cool pink blush-hello ice queen! And that shadow! It’s soft and squishy too, but it stays put all day with no creasing over a primer. I love a good cheap makeup thrill.
Alas, not everything I like is cheap though.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
I got a sample of this Marc Jacobs Beauty Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner($30) from a Sephora Order and DUDES. This is the liner for my upper waterline I’ve been looking for! It’s really black! And tiny! And not hard so it doesn’t give that scary tickle when you use it-you know-that lining your upper waterline feeling that is not pleasant at all. It’s like the Hourglass version in that you should only twist up what you need, because you can’t retract it. But unlike that one, this Marc one STAYS PUT with no transferring at all. LOVE IT.
Ever buy a lipstick on vacation, and then totally forget about it because you are horrible at unpacking your travel makeup bag?
Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour
No? Just me? Sigh. I bought this Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour ($34) in January at Downtown Disney and totally forgot all about it! MAN IT’S SO GOOD.
Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour Boudoir is a bright berry pink and I LOVE it. Normally berry lipsticks look horrible on me, always too much red in them and age me like 20 years. But this one? Is the berry lipstick of my dreams!
I’m a little on the pale side lately again being sick and all, so excuse the pasty, tired face. I’m pretty sure I’m NC5-10 at the moment which is OK with me as I like my paleness. It just means that most of my foundations don’t really match all too well right now, but hey-my skin has been pretty decent lately so I don’t have to worry about covering up anything major these days.
But this Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour Lipstick formula is OUTSTANDING you guys and nobody mentions them! Smooth, thin, really pigmented-its so COMFY on the lips. I’d call it a silky matte, as it’s not totally matte but enough for me. It’s hydrating even! And lasts! It leaves a stain as it wears off which is great. I’ll definitely have to get another Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour. I’ve been on a real lipstick buying mission lately. Give me all of them!
Ever buy a fragrance you loved in the past because you heard that it was being discontinued?
I remember LOVING Lancome Magie Noire in the 80s. It was…MAGICAL and witchy and oh so different from any scents out at that time. A little birdie told me that it’s saying bye forever, so I ordered a bottle from The Bay just for old time’s sake. And I still love it, even though they reformulated it. It’s kind of missing a bit of the green and the brightness it used to have, but it’s pretty darn close. I’m glad to have it back in my collection that’s for sure!
I think that’s about it! Again, I apologize for not being around lately, but this cold/plague really took everything outta me I tell ya. I’m so glad to be able to breathe again! And not cough all night long.
I have quite a few things to share in the next while, so stay tuned! Let’s get this beauty blog rolling again! Lost of new stuff and lots of skincare! I have a lot of work to catch up on.
And like I said at the beginning: don’t forget to enter my Bella Aura Skincare Give-away if you haven’t yet! It’s open to North America!
So Happy Easter Y’all!